Brad and Angelina have struck again.
Another cool million from the cool couple earmarked for children’s charities.
The Jolie-Pitt Foundation is donating $1 million to the Education Partnership for Children of Conflict to benefit American and Iraqi children suffering from the war.
“These educational support programs for children of conflict are the best way to help them heal,” Angelina Jolie said in a statement.
The EPCC, which Jolie co-founded in 2007, gave $500,000 for the Armed Service YMCA Operation Hero Program, which helps educate and emotionally support children of military personnel serving in Iraq.
The additional money will bring 2,500 new children into the program.
People magazine reports that a half a million will go to groups dealing with Iraqi women and children struggling to learn and survive. They include Women for Women International; The International Rescue Committee; and NineMillion.org, part of the United National High Commissioner for Refugees.
“We hope to encourage others to give to these great organizations,” said Brad Pitt.
Jolie, a United Nations goodwill ambassador, went on her second trip to Iraq, for a State Department mission to research the displacement crisis.
In May, she penned an essay in The Washington Post calling for aid for Iraqi refugees.Note the date on this article may be incorrect due to importing it from our old system.